Monday, September 10, 2012

Brazilians play name game ... and lose

Young Brazilian players often re-brand themselves with their idol's alias, with recent results ranging from inspired to incorrect.


Finally, we come to the best category of all: misspelt names. This year's Copa São Paulo included touching tributes to Dutch legends Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit. The resulting names – Raikard and Rudigullithi – are nothing if not loveably erroneous. The icing on the cake, however, came in the shape of Cruzeiro youngster Lynneeker. I'll let you work that one out for yourselves.

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